The Light House Chapel International Church of the Republic of Ghana through the Sierra Leone High Commission in Ghana, has presented a truck load of 226 bales of used clothing and 20 mattresses to the office of National Security (ONS) at their Tower Hill headquarters in Freetown.
Delivering the items for and on behalf of the benefactors and the Sierra Leone High Commission in Ghana, the Deputy Director General for operations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Paul A. S. Minah said, the outcome of the August 14 mudslide and floods came as a shock to the people of Ghana, particularly the number of lives lost and value of property destroyed. It is against this backdrop, Mr. Minah said, that the Light House Chapel International Church pioneered and facilitated the transportation of the 226 bales of used clothing and 20 mattresses, donated by churches, mosques, pharmaceuticals, companies and other institutions and individuals of Ghanaian and foreign nationalities. He further added that the donation demonstrates their sympathy and empathy for families that lost dear ones, and also survivors. The Deputy Director General for operations on behalf of the donors, the pioneers and people of the Republic of Ghana extended condolence and sympathy to all affected families.
Receiving the items on behalf of the National Coordinator of ONS, the Director of Disaster Management, ONS, Mr. John V. Rogers, expressed thanks and appreciation to the Light House Chapel International Church and the people of Ghana for their benevolent donation. Mr. Rogers maintained that ONS would take custody of the items, which he promised would be utilized by the targeted beneficiaries. He also expressed thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for facilitating the delivery process of the donated items.
The Deputy Director General for Operations, Mr. Paul Minah was accompanied by the Director for Economic and Technical Cooperation (ECOTEC), Mr. Obai Taylor-Kamara.